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High Noon Highlights (6/25): Oklahoma State Athletics launches Diversity and Inclusion Council

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New Diversity and Inclusion council formed:

Yesterday Oklahoma State announced the first steps toward changes in the program. They said that Diversity and Inclusion council for OSU Athletics.

Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Jason Kirksey will be the head of the council.

“OSU is a land-grant institution with an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Dr. Kirksey. “Over the past decade, OSU has emerged as a national leader and a role model across higher education and beyond. While we still have work to do, the establishment of athletics’ Council For Diversity and Inclusion is a significant and genuine effort to broaden and deepen the university’s commitment to a culture of inclusion. The council is our most recent structural engagement to effect meaningful and lasting change across the OSU Family.” {}

Switzer recalls first meeting with Sutton:

While a student at Arkansas, Barry Switzer got the opportunity to watch Eddie Sutton do his thing.

“It was kind of neat to watch Eddie (Sutton) bring the ball down against Kansas State in 1958,” Switzer told the O’Colly. “But both of us got a good laugh out of this story. After this game was over and they lost to Kansas State… both Eddie and I got to see my team, the Arkansas Razorbacks, with three minutes to go in the game have 54 points and Oscar Robertson had 56! For Cincinnati as a sophomore, first year as a player for them.

“We both got to marvel at that. That was an NCAA record at the time.” {Franchise}

Cade Cunningham and Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe have been hitting the gym together:

They were also joined by teammate Issac Likekele for a workout earlier in the week.

Around the Big 12:

WVU defensive coordinator issues apology

Championship game could be delayed

ISU re-engagement efforts

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